Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Jokes

‘No defence for jokes’ — Kunal Kamra offers no apology to SC in reply to contempt notice

Kamra, in reply to contempt notice by SC over his tweets, says there’s no defence for jokes, adding through his work he attempts to ‘comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable’.

India’s standup comics need quick wit, quicker legs and lawyer on speed dial: Neeti Palta

We need a captcha feature to weed out brainwashed 'protectors' of Indian culture.

Dark coronavirus humour can lighten the mood in isolation. But avoid ‘wife jokes’ please

People are finding refuge in jokes during the social distancing enforced by the coronavirus pandemic. But humour can be dark, not insensitive.

What makes a joke funny or offensive? Who is telling it matters

Many of us intuitively understand it’s more permissible for people to openly judge or criticise social groups they belong to than those they do not belong to.

Delhi HC does not find Kurkure ‘plastic’ jokes funny, orders social media giants to erase them

PepsiCo filed a Rs 2 crore defamation suit against Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.